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Volunteer Charter

  • INDUCTION
    Full information on the organisation and where volunteers fit in should be given at the start.
  • CONFIDENTIALITY
    Volunteers should have the right to expect that all information be kept confidential unless their permission is sought and given.
  • EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES
    Volunteering should be accessible to all. Sandwell Advocacy is working towards developing a volunteer base which is open to all and representative of the communities in which they are based. Volunteers should not be discriminated against on the grounds of class, race, ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, marital/parental status or sexual orientation.
  • HEALTH AND SAFETY
    Volunteers should not be expected to work in unsafe or unhealthy conditions. Volunteers should be familiar with and understand Sandwell Advocacy’s Health and Safety policy.
  • EXPENSES
    Volunteers should be expect to be reimbursed for all agreed out of pocket expenses i.e. travel, childcare, training etc.
  • SUPERVISION AND SUPPORT
    All volunteers should be offered equal access to on-going support and supervision with a designated staff member. This should give volunteers the opportunity to explore areas they wish to develop, expand or change.
  • TRAINING
    Volunteers should receive adequate preparation to ensure that they can carry out their tasks effectively.
  • REFERENCES
    Volunteers should receive a reference on the basis of voluntary work undertaken for job applications or any other reason.
  • TRADE UNION MEMBERSHIP
    All volunteers should have the right to join a trade union.
 
 
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